Fred Vinson (basketball)

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Fred Vinson
New Orleans Pelicans
Assistant coach
Personal information
Born (1971-01-28) January 28, 1971 (age 43)
Murfreesboro, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Northampton
(Conway, North Carolina)
College Chowan JC (1989–1991)
Georgia Tech (1991–1994)
Pro playing career 1994–2007
Position Guard
Number 11, 24
Career history
As coach:
20082010 Los Angeles Clippers (assistant)
2010–present New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans (assistant)

Frederick (Fred) O'Neal Vinson (born January 28, 1971, in Murfreesboro, North Carolina) is a retired American professional basketball player formerly in the NBA. At 6'4" (1.93 m) and 190 lb (86 kg) he played guard.

Vinson attended Georgia Institute of Technology and Chowan Junior College (North Carolina). In 1994 he played 5 games with the Atlanta Hawks, scoring four total points. During the 1999-2000 NBA season, he played 8 games with the Seattle SuperSonics, averaging 1.6 points per game. Vinson also played with the Atlanta Trojans of the USBL in 1994, and with the Mexico Aztecas of the CBA in 1994–95. Vinson also spent time with SLUC Nancy in Nancy, France in 2003–04.[1] On August 25, 2008 Vinson was named assistant coach/director of player programs for the Los Angeles Clippers.[1]

On August 4, 2010, Vinson was named an assistant coach of the New Orleans Hornets (now New Orleans Pelicans), along with Randy Ayers.[2]


  1. ^ a b Clippers name Fred Vinson assistant coach
  2. ^ Hornets name Vinson as assistant coach

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